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2015 Subaru Forester vs. 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Forester than in the Toyota FJ Cruiser. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Subaru Forester and the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Subaru Forester or the Toyota FJ Cruiser, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Subaru Forester and the Toyota FJ Cruiser have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Forester is much slimmer than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Forester takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Forester has much lower torque than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Subaru Forester has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Forester has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Forester and the Toyota FJ Cruiser. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Subaru Forester as you will in the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Warranty
The Subaru Forester comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota FJ Cruiser.


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2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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2014 Toyota
FJ Cruiser

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MSRP*: $27,680 - $29,270
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 24 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 28 - 32 --
Engine(s): Horizontal V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $20,995 - $30,927 $25,743 - $27,221

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